looking for info on ruger m77 and 338 mag


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powerstroke79
July 24, 2007, 09:13 PM
any one have any experience with the ruger m77 or 338 mag or both together :) looking for a elk gun. thanks for the help

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zgate
July 24, 2007, 11:04 PM
I have that exact gun, I love mine. The trigger needs a little work but once thatís done it is very accurate a long way out. I bought it new about 13 years ago and it has never given me any trouble.

Itís not something you will want to spend a lot of time on the bench with but prone or sitting itís not bad at all.

ID_shooting
July 24, 2007, 11:55 PM
Wow, how big are the elk where you are from? I got one this last year from my dad (cancer and cant shoot any more), Win M70 in .338 WM that is.

I dispise shooting this rifle. I litterally pains me to fire it, makes my whole right side go numb after four or five rounds. I shot it just enough to sight the scope in for me and it hasn't seen daylight since. I clean it about every 3 months or so just to rust check but I never plan on using this thing.

Every elk I have killed has been done with a 30-06.

Now the rugers, they are nice guns, I have one in .308 and .223. Good solid actions, nice to look at, and hunting accurate.

CB900F
July 25, 2007, 12:13 AM
Powerstroke;

I've got a .338WM on a Tikka platform. I handload & run a 225 grain bullet out the muzzle just on 2900 fps. I weigh around 170 & am not a spring chicken. I don't feel that what I shoot is punishing at all.

I got it simply because I wanted one for a bear, moose, elk, gun. I hunted for decades with a .30-06 & it's a fine round that'll kill any of the three mentioned above. Yup, it recoils more than my ought-6. Nope, it isn't all that bad. Keep in mind that stock fit and design can have as much to do with felt recoil as the cartridge itself.

900F

Malamute
July 25, 2007, 12:33 AM
I had an M-77 in .338 a few years ago. It would shoot sub-inch groups @ 100 yards with decent loads. Mine was an older tang safety model that locked the bolt when on. I had a decelerator pad put on it, and it was not unpleasant to shoot at all with 250 and 275 gr loads. I don't think I ever shot it off a bench rest, and that may have something to do with the percieved comfort level.

I regret trading it off, tho I do like my Whitworth .375 that I replaced it with.


The .338 is a great round. You can kill elk with less rifle, but I prefer to carry enough rifle for whatever else I may run into when hunting elk or deer.

If you get an older Ruger with the floorplate catch protruding into the trigger guard, I suggest removing the protrusion. Could lead to an embarrasing moment. I had mine removed right off.

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